Beyond what I thought could be done

By Skyecastle
Written October 01, 2014
This was magical. I have read the book, never would I have thought the movie could not only capture, but so totally enhance it, as to be magical. Brilliant work by Ang Lee...
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a visually stunning reasonable adaptation of the book

By renardspicer
Written December 28, 2014
My title pretty much says it all. If you are a fan of the book, you will probably feel (as I did) that there are notable disappointments in terms of storyline and characters. But, you will probably also realize (as i did) that the omissions are due to time restrictions. I was disappointed because I was looking forward to seeing how the 2 Mr. Kumars would be handled. The answer is: they are omitted and their characteristics are morphed into Pi's parents. I was most annoyed by the insertion of a love interest for Pi in Pondicherry and the omission of his 3 spiritual gurus. I was also curious about how the film would handle the meeting with the blind Frenchman; the film omits that too. Having said all of that, the characterization and plot are MOSTLY true to the original and what the film lacks in depth/profundity, it makes up for (I suppose) with visually-delightful aesthetics. The casting is spot on; the actors do well with it. It isn't terrible, which is what I had feared it would be.
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Great Movie!

By mardav0809
Written December 28, 2014
This is an excellent movie. Total tear-jerker (and I don't cry!)! it is rated PG, so I took my 8 year old son, but it's a little too much for a little kid to handle. For 12 and up, it's a MUST SEE.
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Excellent Version of a Wonderful Book!

By waterboy14
Written December 29, 2014
This movie was wonderful. The effects and photography were wonderful. The acting was terrific too - the story was very faithful to the book. Loved it! Must see!!
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not PG

By zzturandot
Written October 20, 2014
Visually stunning. Slow. Not realizing it was a hallucinatory allegory the early scenes in the lifeboat were much more violent than I expected. A movie that I wished aftrerwards that I had not seen.
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